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Optimum currency area theory: A selective review

Julius Horvath ()

No 15/2003, BOFIT Discussion Papers from Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition

Abstract: The first part of this paper is a review of significant papers in the vast literature on optimum currency area (OCA) theory.The author focuses on the main classical contributions, then considers modern treatment of OCA theory.The second part considers empirical literature on the types of geographical areas that might constitute optimum currency areas, particularly with respect to asymmetry and symmetry of shocks.JEL classification: E42, F33

JEL-codes: E42 F33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2003-12-15
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